Artist Gerardo Aguayo brings us work that is notable for its vivid color and deep symbolism. He works in oil and oil pastels on paper, but has also explored ink and other mediums, including mosaics.
Gerardo was born in Mexico City. He graduated from the School of Architecture, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1979, and went on to a career in architecture that spans from then until the present. He is now residing in Washington State. During his early studies he also attended drawing and painting courses at El Jardin del Arte in Guadalajara, Mexico, training that has carried him to numerous solo and group exhibits in Mexico, Washington and Wisconsin.
He has accepted commissions for portraits and mosaic art, and his poetry has appeared in publications both in Mexico and the United States.
Gerardo describes his approach to his art:
What I intend in my works is the transformation of literal reality events into ones of magical character; deep in uncommon elements and intriguing situations.
My images are borrowed from experiences of everyday life, and are deep in personal and universal symbols and myths.